Thursday, September 30, 2010

Commercial Multi!!

OK...

You can call me:

Commercial Pilot
Airplane Single and Multiengine Land
Instrument Airplane

Since THAT'S what it says on my license, lol  (maniacally)

I'm pretty stoked.

I went to an accelerated school in AZ (stayed at a casino across the river in NV) and got the commercial and multi ratings. What a blast.


These guys have it made. A little strip in the desert...


A Beech 18 on floats...

A race car...

That was blown up...


Gliders, cropdusters.... lots of stuff :-)..


Ground school was in a trailer...

And pretty exhausting for some of us, lol.


This is one of the Beech Travel Air's I trained in

video


This is where we hung out waiting to fly...


The casino I stayed at was smoky but nice enough, particularly for only $22/night, had a nice pool, a beach on the Colorado River ...




And decent coffee and breakfast bagels in the parking lot:-)



With a nice mountain view in the morning.


My DPE was a crazy high strung East Coast guy (of course, to me, high-strung and East Coast are synonymous), but a thinking pilot.  Right off the bat, I knew he had something to offer when he pointed forward and said: "We're trying to get THERE", then pointed up and said: "Not THERE, So how about a little more Bernoulli and a little less Newton?"  I liked the guy a lot.

I didn't want to leave. I told them I'd come teach all next winter in exchange for a CFI... but the instructors work REALLY hard. No time off.... Harder than I want to work really :-)